View Full Version : Shoe Inserts

07-19-2008, 08:58 PM
I always replace the inserts on new shoes with something like Spenco's but they never last, I get three to six months out of them, in the area I live they are about $30. Any found anything that last longer or is better

07-19-2008, 09:07 PM
I get Powerstep inserts which offer arch support. You can buy them from a shoe store for $30 and get the regular or get them from your podiatrist for much less.

I think I pay less than $10 from my doctor and they are actually a better quality from him too. That is, they come with extra cushioning and the same support. I don't even make an appointment. I just call up the office and ask for another pair and go pick them up. Otherwise, I'd have to pay my co-pay and all that garbage.

07-20-2008, 03:41 AM
I was using a custom orthotic, these seem to work better for me and are couple hundred dollars cheaper.


07-20-2008, 09:54 AM

these are teh best

07-20-2008, 11:38 AM
I tried quite a few different brands as well as prescription custom insoles. I started using the brands "SOLE" about a year ago and have found them to be superb. It involves having to put them in the oven for molding but the effort is well worth it.

This is the model I use,


Read some reviews on these online.

07-20-2008, 12:35 PM
I use SuperFeet orthotics

07-20-2008, 12:37 PM
I also use SuperFeet insoles--they're the best.

Il Mostro
07-20-2008, 01:05 PM
New Balance Pressure Relief Insoles are the best I have tried so far; superb cushioning and support.

07-20-2008, 03:32 PM
I have not seen the superfeet or New Balance in Canada, who can you order them on line from

07-20-2008, 03:35 PM
I have not seen the superfeet or New Balance in Canada, who can you order them on line from

REI or www.superfeet.com directly

07-21-2008, 04:03 AM
Want to try the Superfeet, can't decide between green, or the orange. Anybody help me out?

07-21-2008, 05:36 AM
Want to try the Superfeet, can't decide between green, or the orange. Anybody help me out?

Here you go...

Originally Posted by mdork
yes they come out and superfeet will fit fine. i had a pair of superfeet orange and then developed tendinitis in my left foot. i took em out and now my foot is fine. thanks for nothing superfeet.

I am using the orange now and they feel great. I have wide flat feet and my foot is very flexible(so my doctor said). I am a servere overpronator. My foot type require a firm footbed, not hard, but firm. A soft foot bed like sof sole cause me a lot of foot pain. I got Planters with it in my Nike Breath Free II way back(took 8 months to recover).

If your foot is rigid with an arch the sof sole may work very well for you.

The orange has three version or updates.

Ver. 1) has the foam similar to the green but not quite as thick, kidney shape pad for balls
of your foot.

Ver. 2) has same setup with a "bump" on the sole at mid-foot. Sorry forgot the exact
term. It was release last fall

Ver. 3) replace the foam similar to the green with a more pliable or softer pad running the
length of the sole. Just released.

I think the version 1 was the best. And Version 2 is my second choice. It is a denser foam. Version 3 seem kind of soft for tennis. Work better for dress shoes. It is still denser than the sof sole.

Good Luck.

Try the green if you have a medium to high arch. Otherwise go for the blue. You can always return them. They have a 60 day return policy.

It is very important that your heel fits within the sole. While standing your heel should not hang over the heel part of the sole. This is very important to get the proper fit for your foot.

07-21-2008, 06:51 AM
Another super feet fan. Expensive but worth it...